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MA 2023 Silly Season

Discussion in 'General' started by kenessex, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. grasshopper

    grasshopper Well-Known Member

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  2. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    That's interesting....so where does Team Hammer get their Suzuki parts and support from? Just do everything in house or did they have enough left over parts from last year since the bikes are essentially unchanged for the last several seasons now.
     
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  3. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

    hmm, I have more questions than answers but I hope there is more to come from m4.
     
  4. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    As of today the Shark sales office is in Chicago area and is selling dealer direct?
     
  5. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Shark is interesting because there are people selling them on facebook at what must be close to cost that are from Chicago but is not a business name.
    wonder what the deal is with that.
     
  6. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    I would bet those helmets are pronounced "Shark" but spelled "Shalk".
     
  7. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Well-Known Member

  8. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Nope they are the real deal according to the people that have bought them
     
  9. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    As mentioned elsewhere Tucker was the exclusive importer back in 2oo6, then someone said Troy Lee Designs was the importer? But as mentioned before I found this and they're selling dealer direct and have been?

    SHARK Helmets North America, LLC
    346 N Justine St Ste 302
    CHICAGO IL 60607
    Phone: 1-800-239-6566

    The helmet business is soo weird!!
     
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  10. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    from Suzuki..
     
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  11. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Suzuki racing didn't close up shop?
     
  12. Yama-saurus

    Yama-saurus Well-Known Member

    TLD is the current Shark helmet distributor.

    https://troyleedesigns.com/collections/all-shark-helmets

    The TR thing was decades ago and I want to recall seeing Shark in WPS catalogs in like 2010-13 year range... I think.
    I'll look in the old WPS catalog stuff at the shop this weekend. Is where I got the Redding / Arma Energy Race R Pro replica on closeout, IIRC.
    The Illinois folks is part of CIMA International and have done the Shark / Nolan / X-Lite gig for a few years.
    My Race R Pro GP was from a FB sale from one of those guys and was a dealer return with the spoiler graphics not lined up. Brand new just missing the tags and box. And said spoiler sticker issue.

    All that typed, the CIMA folks never seeemed to have anything... visors, cheekpads, liners, nothing. Shark or X-Lite. Had Brad Ray from UK get me new top liner, cheekpads and visor as spares for my Shark GP.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2023
  13. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

  14. Yama-saurus

    Yama-saurus Well-Known Member

  15. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

  16. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    The Moto GP team closed shop. Team Hammer builds the bikes and the team name suggests they are still supported by Suzuki (Ecstar Suzuki). Also, the press release was put out by Suzuki Motor USA.
     
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  17. javyday

    javyday Well-Known Member

  18. drop

    drop Well-Known Member

  19. koth442

    koth442 Well-Known Member

  20. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK ├╝ber alles!

    Wow, did not see that coming at all.

    Got a gang called the wolves, you have to choose
    Play with the boys, you're bound to lose
    A bottle in one hand, a can in the other
    Don't fool around 'cause they're real, Mean Mothers!
     

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